Financial literacy

Indigenous Financial Literacy

Culture can impact our values about money, our traditions around money, our attitude about money, our ideas about who makes financial decisions, and our trust of financial institutions. When creating financial literacy resources and programming, culture is an important factor to keep in mind. The following culturally relevant financial literacy resources were developed by Indigenous… Read more

Financial Literacy in Challenging Times

COVID has had a big economic impact. This is reflected in this year’s focus for Financial Literacy Month – helping Canadians learn how to manage their finances in challenging times. The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada provides tips and tools to help. Looking for an introductory financial literacy program for adult learners? ABC Money Matters… Read more

Set financial goals

It’s Week 2 of Financial Literacy Month! This week’s theme is Set financial goals. To achieve some of the things you want in life, you need to set financial goals. This includes having a plan to pay off debt and building a safety net in case your financial situation changes. The Financial Consumer Agency of… Read more

Start with a Budget

It’s Week 1 of Financial Literacy Month and this week’s theme is Start with a budget. A budget is the foundation of financial well-being. It’s a simple but highly effective way to make sure you live within your means, and it allows you to take charge of your finances. Here are two infographics you can… Read more

Financial Literacy Month

November is Financial Literacy Month! This year’s theme is Take Charge of Your Finances. ABC Life Literacy Canada has produced a financial literacy infographic that summarizes some of the statistics about financial literacy in Canada. In addition, they have also made available: Financial Literacy Month 2019 social media guide Money Matters Workbook 1: Spending Plans… Read more

Money Matters Financial Literacy Program

Are you looking for financial literacy resources or a financial literacy program? ABC Life Literacy Canada has produced Money Matters, a free introductory financial literacy program. It covers topics such as spending plans, basic banking, credit and borrowing, and saving. If your organization hosts workshops, you receive free online training and workshop materials will be… Read more

Just the Facts – for Financial Literacy

Just the Facts is a new series of information sheets on various financial topics of interest to Canadians. The topics are organized into categories for adults, seniors, new Canadians and schools. Produced by Chartered Professional Accountants Canada, these resources are unbiased, objective and straightforward. In addition to providing basic information for making more informed decisions,… Read more

Financial Literacy Resources for English Language Learners

Here are some good examples of financial literacy teaching resources designed for use with adult English language learners. English for Financial Literacy: Volumes 1 – 3 Organized as a wiki, this comprehensive instructor’s resource from the Toronto Catholic School Board is designed to teach financial literacy concepts and skills at CLB levels 1 to 8…. Read more

Managing Your Money

Managing Your Money: Tools and tips to help you meet your goals is a series of seven worksheets to help Indigenous individuals and families to set and work towards money goals. Each financial topic and activity is paired with a teaching from the animal world that draws on skills, strengths and experiences in managing resources…. Read more

Eliminating Violence Against Women

November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The 2018 theme is Orange the World: #HearMeToo and like previous years, the date marks the launch of 16 days of activism that will conclude on 10 December 2018, International Human Rights Day. Did you know that 1 in 3 women and… Read more